Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is dusty with sour cherries. On the palate, this has a nice texture, but the palate lacks. There is a bit of a tomato paste note along with some cough syrup. It seems a bit thinner on fruit though there is some cherry quality. A bit of menthol/alcohol on the finish. Others I drank this with liked it more than I. Drink in the next few years. It might work better with some spicy chicken wings.